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My scratch build of James P. Woods

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Ray Wood 225/03/2019 19:52:51
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Hi Roger,

Bluewater shopping centre is the home of the Chantry model boat club in Kent, good weather yesterday a good turn out of members & boats. 9,000 spaces in the car park 😀

Regards Ray

Eddie Lancaster26/03/2019 09:07:14
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Hi. Roger, some photos of my build.dscf3427.jpg

The hull so far.

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looking into the engine and electronics bay. The extension to the bay is on the left, from frame 7 forward to frame 6.

The prop shaft is a Raboesch waterproof 290mm M4 thread, it could be shorter. Cornwall model boats sell it.

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The MFA torpedo 800 in place, the mount for the motor is in two halves as the output shaft is below the motor.

Cornwall model boats sell it but are out of stock at the moment, but Component Shop have it in stock.

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Everything roughly in place, the battery sits in the extra space made by extending the hatch area, the blue box at the lower right is a motor sound generator, set up for a single cylinder steam engine.

I have also added a second cable for the rudder just in case a single one cannot push the rudder against the prop wash.

Regards.

Eddie

Roger Clark26/03/2019 10:23:16
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Wow Eddie, do they call you Rocketman?wink I'm still getting my head round the best way to plank at the moment.

I have some lipo battery packs, any reason not to use them?

What size propeller would be suitable?

Regards

Roger

Edited By Roger Clark 1 on 26/03/2019 10:25:07

Eddie Lancaster26/03/2019 13:28:21
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Hi. Roger, perhaps I have too much time on my hands, I'm fairly sure you can use a lipo but you will need a lipo safe ESC, perhaps someone more knowledgeable than me will comment?

As the RPM at the output shaft at 12 volts is around 2500rpm I will be going for a 4 bladed prop of 55-60mm. diameter, again anyone with experience of this type of setup please feel free to let us know.

Regards.

Eddie

Ray Wood 226/03/2019 13:44:27
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Hi Roger,

I would plank from the deck down to give you fair top sides, have a look at my builds in my album Cullamix and Spanish fishing boat, there are build threads for both but that are a while ago.

Regards Ray

Roger Clark26/03/2019 19:38:32
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Eddie, now I'm retired I thought yippee now I can spend my time in the workshop, then reality kicked in, rather the missus did, so now I'm working on the 10 year plan I started 30 years ago. crying Oh how I hate decorating!!!

I will get more info before I make any decisions re lipo batteries.

Ray, I had a look in your album but went boat blind laugh It is the way I'm working it's just me being a bit nervous about messing up, it's a whole new world to me.

Cheers

Roger

Ray Wood 226/03/2019 20:22:07
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Hi Roger,

Yes I'm rather manic building most things but as I play/work on a computer all day, so like to get building in the evening it's a tangible end product, you can't hit the delete key my mistake 😊 I will get back to the engineering some day and finish my Boxhill.

Regards Ray

Roger Clark26/03/2019 20:37:51
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Is that the 0-6-0 T?

My last 15 years of work was data preparation for various companies and meant I was working away from home for 5-6 days a week, didn't do a lot for recreation or for home life, if I had my time again would never do it whatever the salary was. for what I earned my pensions got stuffed up anyway so I make ends meet and have enough left to dabble in my hobbies.

I built my workshop up by buying tatty machines and restoring them, my last was a 1938 Denham Junior MkII lathe with little wear but looked like it had been repainted by a colour blind person with a whitewash brush. Just picked up a sensitive drill press at a local auction tonight for £28. It comes to those who wait. smiley

Regards

Roger

Edited By Roger Clark 1 on 26/03/2019 20:40:10

Ray Wood 226/03/2019 21:06:58
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Hi Roger,

That sounds like a bargain ☺ sounds like my old Burgess bandsaw £15 at the Welling MES bring an e but sale 30 years ago 😊 great for building anything.

Yes Boxhill's Martin Evans 5" Terrier. Pretty engine.

Regards Ray

Roger Clark26/03/2019 21:23:21
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